John-Mark Zywko

John-Mark Zywko

Environmental Director, London
Background:
I worked as a sustainability consultant for the past 18 years, initially with the Corporate Citizenship Company and then with PwC’s Sustainability & Climate Change team. At PwC I helped to develop their Climate Risk proposition aimed at supporting business to respond to TCFD recommendations. TCFD clients included Swiss and UK banks primarily interested in low-carbon transition risks to energy and mining loan portfolios. Following 10 years at PwC, I worked in Barclays Sustainability Team where I managed participation in the UNEP FI TCFD bank working group seeking to develop an approach to assess the financial implications of climate risk and opportunity across climate scenarios.

Client and Project Experience:
I have worked across many sectors to support clients to better understand and manage their social and environmental impacts. For example, I have delivered projects on Non-financial Assurance (for E.ON, HRH, Pearson, S&N etc), GHG accounting (for PwC Global, Signet, Scottish Government, Weir Group) Sustainability Strategy (for Credit Suisse, Mars, National Grid, Duke of Devonshire, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority), Data Management (for Barclays, Rothschild, SAP, Deutsche Bank), TCFD (for Barclays, Credit Suisse) and Sustainability Valuation (for RSA, Aviva, Kingfisher, KNB, M&S, GSK).

Specialisms:
My expertise is in the areas of Sustainability Strategy, Climate Risk and Sustainability Valuation.

Person I most admire:
Those dedicated to educating us about the importance of conserving the natural world including the likes of journalist and author George Monbiot, who writes about ‘rewilding’ the UK and what is happening to wildlife. Despite opinions as to BBC’s position on the environment, I also include David Attenborough for his conservation work and as a broadcaster who is now inspiring my own children to take an interest in our planet. I also admire anyone brave enough to talk about their personal battles to raise awareness and acceptance of the human condition. Most recently, Nadiya Hussain’s frank discussion about mental health comes to mind.